The Jacques Pépin Foundation supports free culinary and life skills training, through community based organizations, that helps individuals detached from the workforce gain confidence, skills, and employment in food service.

Jacques Pépin Foundation

Recent News

The JPF 7th Anniversary Celebration: A Family Reunion

The JPF brought together the culinary industry’s brightest stars for our annual glittering gala on Thursday, April 4, 2024 at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers in New York City. Many long-time supporters and new JPF Members convened in support of our mission to improve lives through culinary education.

Practicing Knife Skills at Fresh Starts

Trainees at Fresh Starts Culinary Academy in Novato, CA get a lot of practice with knife skills. Chef Instructor Andy Wild demonstrates various vegetable cuts and then keeps things active as Team Tomato and Team Carrot get to work! In the 10-week course, students work hands-on in the kitchen to learn core skills for a career in the busy culinary industry.

Join Jacques in the Kitchen

Jacques shares quick and easy recipes in his “Cooking at Home” series. For a more in-depth exploration of Jacques' technique, check out “Jacques Pépin: A Legacy of Technique” online culinary course.

We are all equal in the eyes of the stove.

~ Jacques Pépin

Nous sommes tous égaux dans les yeux du fourneau.

~ Jacques Pépin

Jacques Pépin

The Foundation

The Foundation was formed in June, 2016 by Jacques Pépin and his closest family to translate Jacques’ inspirational love of cooking, mastery of classic technique, and renowned teaching ability into action that benefits people disenfranchised from the workforce.

As the most trusted name in culinary education, we believe the Jacques Pépin Foundation is uniquely qualified to advance culinary training for our neediest, willing citizens.



Becoming a JPF Member is one of the best ways to support. All member levels receive access to our groundbreaking Video Recipe Book featuring hundreds of recipes from many of the most renowned chefs and mixologists. Visit our membership registration page to see all the benefits and become a member today.